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Art After Dark: Ray Kass & Howard Risatti - A Gallery Talk

Wednesday, November 20, 20196:00PM - Wednesday, November 20, 20198:00PM
At Longwood Center for the Visual Arts 129 N. Main Street Farmville, VA 23901

Join the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts on Wednesday, November 20th at 6:00 p.m. for an exclusive gallery talk with Mountain Lake Workshop founders Ray Kass and Howard Risatti. The Mountain Lake Workshop (MLW) had its origins in a series of conferences that began in 1980. These conferences, held at the Mountain Lake Lodge, best known as the resort where the motion picture Dirty Dancing was filmed, evolved into an ongoing art project that draws upon the resources of the New River Valley and Appalachian region of Southwest Virginia.

The exhibition, Rural Avant-Garde: The Mountain Lake Experience, reflects the expansive nature of MLW, and includes the work of 20 living artists in addition to those who have passed away, such as Cy Twombly, John Cage, and Howard Finster. During their gallery talk, Kass and Risatti will share their experiences, and discuss the works on view.

Doors will open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and the program will begin at 6:15 pm. All ages are welcome to attend. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

For more information about this exhibition, please visit the LCVA's website at, or contact the LCVA at or 434-395-2662.

LCVA exhibitions and programs are made possible through the generous support of the Wells Fargo Foundation, the Walter J. Payne Foundation, Anne Carter & Walter R. Robbins, Jr. Foundation, the E.B. Duff Charitable Lead Annuity Trust, Southside Electric Cooperative, Walmart, Julie Kline Dixon and Guy Dixon, Navona & David Hart, Real Living Cornerstone, Helton House, Haley Auto Mall, The Woodland, Inc., Candice Jamison Dowdy '69 and Charles H. Dowdy III + Northwestern Mutual, Foster Fuels, Linda Arthur, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, and Longwood University Office of Alumni and Career Services.


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